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Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.



NBA VALUE METER - WEEK 10

This is our weekly cheat sheet based on our player's projected output and number of games. It assumes an eight-category roto style league with the following categories: points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks, three-pointers made, free-throw percentage and field-goal percentage.

These are my rankings. They do not necessarily correspond with the RotoWire cheat sheet or our projections for the season. I use both as a rough guide, but I primarily factor in number of games played for the week, current player trends and pertinent information about the team (injuries, time share situations, etc). The Value Meter takes into account games played Monday through Saturday. We will try to update the meter with any breaking news that happens on Sunday, but in most cases, any injuries, lineup changes, etc. that happen on Sunday won't be accounted for on the Value Meter until the following week.

Week 10: February 27th - March 4th

Five Games: NONE
Four Games: BOS, CHI, CLE, DAL, GSW, HOU, LAC, MIL, MIN, NO, PHI, SAC, TOR, UTA
Three Games: ATL, CHA, DEN, DET, LAL, MEM, MIA, NJ, OKC, ORL, PHO, POR, SAS, WAS
Two Games: IND, NYK
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Point Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Chris Paul  [PG] LAC 4
2 Derrick Rose [PG] CHI 4
3 Jose Calderon [PG] TOR 4 Averaging 18.2 points, 9.8 assists, 2.0 threes and 1.6 steals over last five games.
4 Kyle Lowry [PG] HOU 4
5 Kyrie Ivring [PG] CLE 4 Averaging 18.1 points, 5.1 assists and 1.2 threes this season.
6 Tyreke Evans [PG,SG] SAC 4
7 Rajon Rondo [PG] BOS 4
8 Ricky Rubio [PG] MIN 4 Averaging 11.3 points, 8.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals this season.
9 Isaiah Thomas [PG] SAC 4 Averaging 18.4 points, 6.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 threes in 32 minutes over last five games.
10 Brandon Jennings [PG] MIL 4
11 Jrue Holiday [PG] PHI 4
12 Stephen Curry * [PG,SG] GSW 4 Day-to-day (foot).
13 Russell Westbrook [PG] OKC 3
14 Tony Parker [PG] SAS 3 Averaging 25.8 points, 11.8 assists and 1.3 steals over last five games.
15 Deron Williams [PG] NJ 3
16 John Wall [PG] WAS 3
17 Steve Nash [PG] PHO 3
18 Jason Kidd [PG] DAL 4
19 Jarrett Jack [PG,SG] NO 4
20 Maurice Williams [PG,SG] LAC 4 Averaging 12.8 points and 2.4 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 Greivis Vasquez [PG,SG] NO 4
22 Mike Conley, Jr. [PG] MEM 3
23 Brandon Knight [PG] DET 3
24 Mario Chalmers [PG] MIA 3 Averaging 10.4 points, 2.2 threes and 1.2 steals over last five games.
25 Rodney Stuckey [PG,SG] DET 3
26 D.J. Augustin [PG] CHA 3
27 Ty Lawson * [PG] DEN 3 Day-to-day (ankle).
28 Luke Ridnour [PG] MIN 4
29 Devin Harris [PG] UTA 4
30 Ramon Sessions [PG,SG] CLE 4
31 Jeremy Lin [PG] NYK 2
32 Jeff Teague [PG] ATL 3
33 Andre Miller [PG] DEN 3
34 Raymond Felton [PG] POR 3 Looks to have lost starting job to Jamal Crawford. Averaging 12.5 points and 4.0 assists in 20 minutes over last two games.
35 Jameer Nelson  [PG] ORL 3


Shooting Guards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Monta Ellis [PG,SG] GSW 4 Could see bump in production if Stephen Curry (foot) misses time this week. Averaging 22.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.2 threes over last five games.
2 Marcus Thornton [SG] SAC 4 Averaging 20.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
3 Kobe Bryant  [SG] LAL 3
4 Dwyane Wade [SG] MIA 3
5 Kevin Martin  [SG] HOU 4
6 Marco Belinelli [PG,SG] NO 4 Averaging 16.6 points, 2.6 threes and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
7 DeMar DeRozan [SG,SF] TOR 4
8 Jason Terry [PG,SG] DAL 4
9 Louis Williams [PG,SG] PHI 4
10 Vince Carter [SG] DAL 4
11 Ray Allen  [SG] BOS 4
12 James Harden [SG] OKC 3
13 Marshon Brooks [SG] NJ 3
14 Jason Richardson [SG,SF] ORL 3
15 Jamal Crawford  [PG,SG] POR 3 Value goes up with new starting point guard role. Averaging 13.6 points, 4.6 assists and 2.0 threes over last five games.
16 Aaron Afflalo [SG] DEN 3
17 Jared Dudley [SG,SF] PHO 3
18 Jordan Crawford [SG] WAS 3 Averaging 21.2 points, 1.0 steals and 1.8 threes on 52% shooting from the field over last five games.
19 Kemba Walker [PG,SG] CHA 3 Could see decrease in minutes with D.J. Augustin back. Averaging 14.5 points, 2.0 steals, 5.0 assists and 1.5 threes in 27.5 minutes over last two games.
20 Danny Green [SG] SAS 3 Averaging 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
21 Nick Young [SG] WAS 3
22 Tony Allen [SG] MEM 3
23 Joe Johnson * [SG] ATL 3 Day-to-day (knee).
24 Randy Foye [PG,SG] LAC 4
25 Alonzo Gee [SG] CLE 4 Averaging 11.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 31 minutes over last five games.
26 Jodie Meeks [SG] PHI 4
27 Daniel Gibson [PG,SG] CLE 4
28 Evan Turner [SG,SF] PHI 4
29 Wesley Matthews [SG,SF] POR 3
30 Ben Gordon [SG] DET 3
31 O.J. Mayo [SG] MEM 3
31 Willie Green [SG] ATL 3 Averaging 14.6 points and 1.8 threes in 26 minutes over last five games.
32 Gary Neal [SG] SAS 3
33 J.J. Redick [SG] ORL 3
34 Paul George [SG] IND 2
35 Gerald Henderson * [SG,SF] CHA 3 Could return this week (hamstring).


Small Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Paul Pierce [SG,SF] BOS 4
2 Luol Deng  [SG,SF] CHI 4 Averaging 17.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 threes over last five games.
3 LeBron James [SF] MIA 3
4 Kevin Durant [SG,SF] OKC 3
5 Nicolas Batum [SF] POR 3 Averaging 19.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
6 Trevor Ariza  [SF] NO 4 Averaging 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 1.6 blocks and 1.6 threes over last five games.
7 Carlos Delfino [SG,SF] MIL 4 Averaging 10.6 points, 2.6 steals and 1.6 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
8 Andre Iguodala [SG,SF] PHI 4 Averaging 12.0 points (shooting 39% from the field and 67% from the line) over last five games.
9 Caron Butler [SF] LAC 4
10 James Johnson [SF,PF] TOR 4 Averaging 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in 38.5 minutes over last two games.
11 Rudy Gay [SG,SF] MEM 3
12 Gerald Wallace [SF,PF] POR 3
13 Dorell Wright [SG,SF] GSW 4
14 Shawn Marion [SF,PF] DAL 4
15 Thaddeus Young [SF,PF] PHI 4
16 Josh Howard * [SF] UTA 4 Could be moved into starting lineup soon. Averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 30.5 minutes over last two games.
17 Carmelo Anthony [SF] NYK 2
18 Danny Granger [SF] IND 2
19 Gordon Hayward [SG,SF] UTA 4
20 Mike Dunleavy [SG,SF] MIL 4
21 Kyle Korver [SG,SF] CHI 4
22 Chandler Parsons [SF] HOU 4
23 Derrick Williams [SF,PF] MIN 4
24 CJ Miles [SG,SF] UTA 4
25 Michael Beasley [SF,PF] MIN 4
26 Corey Maggette [SF] CHA 3 Averaging 17.2 points in 28 minutes over last five games.
27 Tayshaun Prince [SF] DET 3 Averaging 13.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
28 Grant Hill   [SG,SF] PHO 3 Averaging 13.6 points and 1.0 steals in 32 minutes over last five games.
29 Hedo Turkoglu [SF,PF] ORL 3
30 Corey Brewer [SG,SF] DEN 3
31 Anthony Morrow  [SG,SF] NJ 3
32 Richard Jefferson [SF] SAS 3
33 Marvin Williams [SF] ATL 3
34 Reggie Williams [SG,SF] CHA 3
35 Danilo Gallinari * [SF] DEN 3 Could return this week (ankle).


Power Forwards
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Kevin Love [PF] MIN 4
2 Dirk Nowitzki  [PF] DAL 4
3 Blake Griffin [PF] LAC 4
4 Antawn Jamison [PF] CLE 4 Averaging 20.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2.0 threes over last five games.
5 David Lee [PF] GSW 4
6 Paul Millsap [SF,PF] UTA 4
7 Carlos Boozer  [PF] CHI 4
8 Ersan Ilyasova [SF,PF] MIL 4 Averaging 19.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 threes in 34 minutes over last five games.
9 Josh Smith  [SF,PF] ATL 3
10 Pau Gasol  [PF,C] LAL 3
11 LaMarcus Aldridge [PF,C] POR 3
12 Greg Monroe [PF,C] DET 3
13 Ryan Anderson [PF] ORL 3
14 Tim Duncan [PF,C] SAS 3
15 Kris Humphries * [PF] NJ 3 Day-to-day (calf).
16 Chris Bosh  [PF,C] MIA 3
17 Kevin Garnett [PF] BOS 4
18 Luis Scola [SF,PF] HOU 4
19 Channing Frye [PF,C] PHO 3 Averaging 13.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals, 1.0 blocks and 2.2 threes in 30 minutes over last five games.
20 Al Harrington  [SF,PF] DEN 3
21 Elton Brand  * [PF] PHI 4 Day-to-day (thumb).
22 Gustavo Ayon [PF] NO 4 Averaging 9.4 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals over last five games but minutes and production could decrease if Emeka Okafor returns this week.
23 Jason Thompson [PF,C] SAC 4
24 Amir Johnson [PF,C] TOR 4
25 Derrick Favors [PF] UTA 4
26 Tristan Thompson [PF,C] CLE 4 Averaging 8.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals over last three games.
27 Boris Diaw [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 5.2 points, 6.4 assists and 6.6 rebounds in 30 minutes over last five games.
28 Marreese Speights [PF,C] MEM 3
29 Trevor Booker [PF] WAS 3
30 Lamar Odom   [PF] DAL 4
31 Matt Bonner [PF,C] SAS 3
32 Markieff Morris [PF] PHO 3
33 Jonas Jerebko [PF] DET 3
34 David West [PF] IND 2
35 Drew Gooden * [PF,C] MIL 4 Day-to-day (wrist).


Centers
Rank Player Eligible Team Games Comment
1 Al Jefferson  [PF,C] UTA 4
2 DeMarcus Cousins [C] SAC 4
3 Nikola Pekovic [C] MIN 4 Averaging 18.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over last five games.
4 Joakim Noah [C] CHI 4
5 Chris Kaman [C] NO 4 Averaging 16.0 points (36% shooting from the field), 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over last five games.
6 Dwight Howard [C] ORL 3
7 Marc Gasol [C] MEM 3
8 Andrew Bynum  [C] LAL 3
9 Marcin Gortat [C] PHO 3
10 Serge Ibaka [PF,C] OKC 3
11 DeAndre Jordan [C] LAC 4
12 JaVale McGee [PF,C] WAS 3
13 Brook Lopez [C] NJ 3
14 Nene * [PF,C] DEN 3 Day-to-day (calf).  
15 Marcus Camby [C] POR 3
16 Samuel Dalembert  [C] HOU 4
17 Bismack Biyombo [PF,C] CHA 3 Averaging 5.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocks in 27 minutes over last five games.
18 DeJuan Blair [PF,C] SAS 3 Averaging 17.7 points and 7.0 rebounds over last three games.
19 Brendan Haywood  [C] DAL 4
20 Jermaine O'Neal [PF,C] BOS 4
21 Roy Hibbert [C] IND 2
22 Amare Stoudemire [C] NYK 2
23 Zaza Pachulia  [C] ATL 3 Averaging 7.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32 minutes over last five games.
24 Emeka Okafor * [PF,C] NO 4 Day-to-day (knee). Could return this week.
25 Spencer Hawes * [C] PHI 4 Day-to-day (Achilles). Could return this week.
26 Tyson Chandler [C] NYK 2
27 Andris Biedrins [C] GSW 4
28 Ekpe Udoh [PF,C] GSW 4
29 Nikola Vucevic C PHI 4 Decent short-term play if Spencer Hawes is out this week. Averaging 10.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocks over last five games.
30 Patrick Patterson [PF,C] HOU 4
31 Ed Davis [PF] TOR 4
32 Kendrick Perkins [C] OKC 3
33 Chris Andersen [C] DEN 3
34 Sheldon Williams [PF,C] NJ 3
35 Timofey Mozgov [C] DEN 3